Video Recipe: Better Than Cheesecake Feta Salad for Shavuos!

This salad will have you taking your sweet time until dessert this Shavuos! Thank you to Natural & Kosher Cheese This is a sponsored post. If you would also like to sponsor a post, please contact paige@jewinthecity.com.

They Just Saw Open Miracles, How Could The Jews Make A Golden Calf?

Dear Jew in the City- In reading the Exodus-related Torah portions, I just don’t understand the story of the golden calf. How could a people who had just seen open miracles so quickly turn to idolatry? All the best, Cowed   Dear Cowed- Thanks for your question. Actually, it makes perfect sense. I’ll explain. We […]

Aleph Beta on Parshas Emor: What Shabbos Is All About

In our Torah reading for holidays, we not only recite the laws of holidays, we include Shabbos, and oddest of all, some laws about sacrificing animals. What do all these laws have to do with one another? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbos works and shows that there are […]

Grilled Chicken 3 Ways with Hawaiian Coleslaw For Lag BaOmer!

Editor’s Note: Lag BaOmer, a holiday in which the hidden light of the Torah is revealed with bonfires and the celebration of mourning’s end come together is a fitting time to break out the grill and get together with loved ones. The convergence of a late Springtime afternoon and the warmer weather only add to […]

Haredi Women Filmmakers & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens of them — are produced, scripted, […]

Why Do We Still Count the Omer When We Don’t Have a Holy Temple?

Dear Jew in the City- If there’s no Temple anymore, why are we still counting an Omer that’s not even being brought? Didn’t other Temple-related actives just cease after its destruction? Thanks, Losing Count Already   Dear Count, That’s a pretty good question. Let’s first explain what “counting the omer” is. Leviticus chapter 23 tells […]

Passover: The Exodus That Could Have Been

Rabbi Fohrman introduces a question related to the Exodus and draws connections between Jacob’s burial and the Exodus itself in order to begin to explore the deeper meaning of these narratives. This video was produced by Aleph Beta, which seeks to help people get to the heart of what Torah is all about. Through a […]

Pesach Grape Juice Wars & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Grape Juice Wars of Passover Orthodox Jews bless and drink a cup of wine three times on the Sabbath and four times at each of the two Seders for Passover. The almost 150-year-old American titan of grape juice: Welch’s, whose name is practically a synonym for grape juice, and the 129-year-old Manischewitz, the world’s […]

11 Things “The Ten Commandments” Movie Got Wrong

Growing up in secular America, it was always a major event when they would broadcast The Ten Commandments on one of the major, primetime networks. Although I watched it on a television screen decades after it “played on the big screen, it still took my breath away – even as a child of the eighties, […]

The Most Unkosher Passover Pizza Ever

Growing up we kept kosher for Passover but not regular kosher. One year something surprising happened because of this!

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